After its demise at the end of 2019, Thomas Cook has returned to selling holidays and has bolstered its offering with the addition of new routes to Crete. The decision came following the news that the Greek island would be added back onto the UK travel corridor list.
“From 4am Sunday 18 Oct, if you arrive from Crete, you will NO LONGER need to self-isolate.
“ALSO THIS WEEK, the whole of the UK is now aligned with our advice around all of the Greek islands.”
However, the minister also brought some bad news too.
He further announced the removal of Italy from the travel corridor list.
This means Britons arriving home from Italy now face 14 days of quarantine.
If caught flouting this rule, they can be fined up to £10,000.
In response, Thomas Cook made the decision to cancel all planned holidays to the popular hotspot.
“The removal of Italy is a real blow for UK holidaymakers, especially with half-term on the horizon,” commented a Thomas Cook spokesperson.
The new Thomas Cook no longer operates its own airline or hotels.
It is also not linked to any high street stores.
Fosun, which snapped up the intellectual property for Thomas Cook, is behind the revival.
The Chinese conglomerate purchased assets for £11m following the travel firm’s demise amid the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.